The Cleveland Institute of Art is one of the nation’s leading accredited independent colleges of art & design, offering a personal educational experience with the benefits of a larger institution. CIA offers 16 majors, including animation, ceramics, photography, video, glass, and industrial design. For more than 130 years, the college has been an educational cornerstone in Cleveland, Ohio, and produces graduates competitive as studio artists, designers, photographers, contemporary craftsmen, and educators. With slightly more than 525 students, CIA offers a personal educational experience with the benefits of a larger institution. Students choose from 15 majors and live and work in Clevelands University Circle, one of the countrys most unique cultural centers recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of the ten prettiest communities in the country.